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Dementia Film Wins Award

November saw our Social Care TV film “Getting to know the person with dementia” win its category (Best factual new media) at the Older People Media Awards 2013 (Twitter hashtag #opma2013). Produced by Media19 for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the entry was up against strong competition. Gavin and Stacey/ Eastenders star Larry Lamb handed the award to three of the film’s contributors; Ian, Harry and Roy; along with Lynda Hughes, Forget Me Not Centre and Swindon Later Life Therapy Team Manager. They were delighted with the victory and SCIE’s Chair Lord Michael Bichard has sent his congratulations to the contributors. Other categories saw awards and nominations go to high-profile media outlets such as Panorama, the Guardian and the Times.

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Dementia: Knowing the person

An award winning short film commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that tells the stories and experiences of six people from the Forget-me-Not group in Swindon who have all been diagnosed with Dementia; Ian, Stan, Jude, Roy, Harry and Derek.  The film is revealing, personal, emotional and humorous allowing each of them to tell their side of the story; how they felt when diagnosed, the impacts, how they have coped, being positive and building on the things they can do, rather than the things they can’t. They also talk about the importance of getting to know them as a person, rather than as a person with dementia; who they are and what they have done in their lives and, significantly, what they are doing now. The film is a revealing, engaging and insightful glimpse into their personal character and the life they lead.

Matthew’s Story

A short film produced as part of a range of films commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIEwww.findmegoodcare.co.uk  looking at what are the ideals that make up good care and support for when we need it, either through older age, disability or a personal crisis.  (See the Find Me Good Care film)

Using a personal budget has enabled Matthew to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. In this short film, we see Matthew at home and at work and hear how he values the life he now has. We also hear from his mum, Kathleen who has been instrumental in making the best use of a personal budget to meet Matthew’s needs, aspirations and ideas for the future

Dementia – Memories & Culture

A film produced for Social Care Institute for Excellence about the importance of memories for people with dementia and how they can help connect people to their lives and experiences and aid communication.  The film was made with people from the West Indian Senior Citizens Project in Leicester and reveals the importance of connecting with and understanding people’s backgrounds and cultures as part of memory and reminiscence.

Find Me Good Care

A film produced for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that looks at the different options we have to find good care and support as part of the Find Me Good Care website.

Find Me Good Care helps people to make choices about care and support for themselves or other adults in England. Looking for care is confusing. Understanding the options available can be overwhelming. Find Me Good Care can help you to think about what you really want out of care and support before you start looking for particular services.

The website combines advice and information about choosing care with a comparable database of services. And it allows you to create your own Good Care Planner online so that you can save all the information that you find most useful in one place.

 

Dementia eLearning Modules

We recently spent several days filming in a fantastic residential nursing home in Derbyshire for people with dementia to produce twenty short film clips for use within a new e Learning pilot programme for care staff depicting good practice when working with and supporting people with dementia within a residential care setting. Produced in conjunction with SCIE and Kings College Oxford.

This is one of the short activities films: Singing

Singing – Activities Mod 4 from Media19 on Vimeo.

NICE – Looked-After Young People

Media19 were commissioned by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to produce a short film outlining their new quality standard for looked-after children and young people. This standard, featuring 8 statements, sets out what young people in care should expect as a minimum to enable them to fulfill their ambitions and reach their full potential.

Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of NICE was very impressed by the video and the contributions of the young people who took part.  They all developed their own words and thoughts based on their experiences of being a looked-after young person in response to the NICE statements through a number of workshops led by Media19.

Our thanks go to the participation team at North Tyneside Council and all the young people that took part. And to TJ (pictured below), who came up north to film the introduction  sequence. Many thanks to her, too.

 

Fish Pass – Darley Abbey

Film produced by Media19 for The Trent Rivers Trust about the design, development, construction and installation of the fish pass at Darley Abbey. The Larinier fish pass enables a diverse range of fish species to move upstream to find suitable river habitat for feeding and spawning. The design and construction of the fish pass was a complex process taking into account many environmental issues with the core aim of improving fish passage and the river habitats upstream of the existing weir at Darley Abbey. The design and construction also had to ensure the heritage value of the weir and the surrounding area was not adversely affected. Darley Abbey weir forms part of the Derwent Valley Heritage Site along with many other important historic mills and weirs along the river.

The fish pass was built using a grant provided by Defra under the Catchment Restoration Fund. It was designed by FISHTEK Ltd in Totnes and completed in partnership and with support from the Environment Agency, Derby City Council and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

 

National Memory – Local Stories

New website launched featuring work from Media19’s latest project in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London.
National Memory – Local Stories

Working at museums in Salisbury, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, Media19 worked alongside young people to enable them to create their own visual responses to the events of World War 1 using digital media. The brilliantly visual work reveals great thought and insight into what it meant to them, exploring many different themes and ideas and allowing young people to find their own way of connecting to these historic events. It creates a whole new set of contrasting imagery as part of the 2014 WW1 commemorations.

See the work produced here: National Memory – Local Stories

Partner Museums are:
The Rifles Museum, Salisbury; National Museum Northern Ireland;
National Museums Scotland; National Museum Wales

Self Portrait UK – TV

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Devised, produced and delivered by Media19, Self Portrait UK is our hugely successful cross-platform project that got people from across the UK involved in producing films, photographs, paintings and writing as a way of expressing their own identity and personality.

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